Susan Creek Fire

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Fire crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Glide Rural Fire Department are on scene of a natural cover fire approximately 9 miles east of Glide, near Susan Creek Road. The Susan Creek Fire was reported to the Douglas County 911 Communicant Center as an escaped debris burn, Saturday afternoon, at approximately 3:50 p.m. Currently, the Susan Creek Fire is estimated to be 25 acres in size and burning primarily in logging slash, brush, and young trees.
Firefighters working on the Susan Creek Fire are using two bulldozers to create fire lines around the blaze while ground resources install hose lays around the fire to cool the perimeter. The Incident Commander anticipates that fire lines will be completed around the fire by the end of the day and reports that fire activity is diminishing as nightfall approaches and anticipates little growth potential.
Fire officials with DFPA remind that debris burning is the leading cause of wildfires this time of year and ask residents to use caution when burning yard debris by having a fire trail around the pile before ignition, having fire tools and water at the burn site, and by staying with the pile until it is completely extinguished. If a debris pile escapes containment, the responsible party is liable for fire suppression costs and associated damages.

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